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Cardiandra amamiohsimensis
Cardiandra amamiohsimensis

Family:   Hydrangeaceae
Hardiness:  to Zone 8b
Mature Size:  30"
Exposure:  Shade
Moisture Needs: Moist
Origin:  Japan
Price: $15.00
Pot Size: 4" Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P3026

An oddity in the Hydrangea family, this is a small shrublet introduced by Crûg Farm from cultivated Japanese plants although they say it apparently is native to the Ryukyu Islands.  Light green and lightly toothed leaves subtend the vertical open sprays of fertile pink flowers with tiny highlights of bluish stamens.  People won't involuntary exclaim in amazement when they see this in your garden but they will feel like they are lagging quite a bit behind you as plant collectors.  It is an excellent psychological profile plant as it is a safe bet nobody will know what this is and there will be those who ask right off "just what the heck is that" while others will attempt to give the illusion of "that old thing".  Moist and sheltered.  We have not yet tried it in our garden but we need to thank Ed Bowen of Opus Plants in Rhode Island for sharing it with us.